INDICSER Indicators for Evaluating International Performance in Service Sectors. GA No.: 244709
Project duration: February, 2011- December, 2012
The objective of the INDICSER project was to develop indicators which provide information on the performance of service sectors in the EU.  At the heart of the project were concerns that such indicators should be valid in terms of concepts, measurement methods and feasibility but should also have value in terms of their usefulness for policy. Therefore the approach adopted was to include both an EU-wide application of existing concepts and develop and experiment with new concepts. This was carried out within an overall coherent structural framework designed to address the key issues of productivity and value for money.KOPINT-TARKI’s main contribution was to the research on non-market services (WP5, WP6 and WP7). Contributions relating to the experience of East European countries also featured in WP3 on the market environment and WP4 on financial services.
The final studies are available here:
– Output and productivity growth in the healthcare sector: a study of four European countries
– Employment protection, productivity, wages and jobs in Europe
– The importance of educational attainment
– Market services and the EU productivity gap with the US
– The importance of continuous training